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DIY PIPE DECOR® School Supplies: Personalize Your Study Essentials

Get ready to transform your study area into an oasis of creativity, productivity, and style with PIPE DECOR®. Ditch the generic, store-bought stuff and go with more personal, functional, and stylish DIY pipe study essentials. We’ll be showing you how to transform simple pipe decor elements into unique study accessories that will surely give your study space an upgrade. Excited to get crafting? Read on!

pencil holder made of fittings and pipe and spigot handles

Pipe Pen/Pencil Holder

Keep pens, pencils, and markers in a stylish and functional holder, and keep your study desk clutter-free. This DIY piece is a simple and creative way to keep your writing tools handy.

 

Materials:

  • 2” fittings (you can choose between tees, side outlet elbows, and couplings depending on the design you want)
  • 2” X Close pipe
  • flanges
  • paint (optional)
  • spigot (optional)

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. The first thing to do is to plan your design. Depending on how many pens or pencils you have, decide on how tall and wide you want your pencil holder. Make sure to make it big enough to fit all your writing tools.
  2. Once you have all the needed parts, lay them out and start assembling. Screw the pipe fittings together to form the pencil holder. Don’t forget to screw the base properly if you’re going to use a flange as the base.
  3. You can stop at step 2 if you’re satisfied with a raw look. However, you can personalize it further by painting it in your favorite color.

bar cart by PIPE DECOR®

ROLLING CART/BAR CART

A rolling cart is a great mobile solution for art supplies and other study essentials. This build is also highly customizable so you can decide how many tiers you want and how many compartments each tier has.

 

Materials:

  • Wood planks (size and quantity depend on how big you want your cart to be and how many tiers you’re planning to build)
  • Caster wheels
  • Tees
  • Flanges
  • 90 degree elbows and side outlet elbows
  • Pipes (length depends on the desired height and width of your cart)
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Paint (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Decide how many tiers you want your cart to have. If you plan on painting it to your preferred color, you may do so before assembly.
  2. Connect pipes, tees, and elbows to make the frame of your cart. Your finished frame should have a rectangular top and bottom connected by four pipes.
  3. Line the wood planks to the frame and mark points where they meet and drill holes on these points. Attach the wood planks to the pipe frame using screws.
  4. Flip your assembled cart over to attach caster wheels to each corner of the lower frame. Make sure that the wheels are attached securely.
  5. Flip the cart over and make sure that everything is connected securely. Now you have a rolling cart to house your study essentials. You can even use the top tier as a mobile desk for your laptop.
  6. You can also buy the pre-designed kit here and get straight to work!

 

tablet/book stand made of pipe and fittings

TABLET/BOOKSTAND

Another great addition to your study area is a DIY pipe tablet/book stand. Whether you’re researching, reading, or streaming while taking a break, this stand helps you view them at the optimum angle and keeps your hands free to take notes.

 

Materials:

  • (1) 6” pipe
  • (2) 4” pipes
  • (5) close nipple pipes
  • (1) side outlet tee
  • (2) tees
  • (6) caps
  • adhesive foam padding

 

Instructions:

  1. Start by screwing each of the 4” pipes and close pipes to the single opening of the tees and screw caps on the shorter pipes. These will serve as the opposite ends of the base.
  2. Attach the assembled end of the base to the openings of the side outlet tee.
  3. Attach the 6” pipe to the remaining opening on top of the side outlet elbow and screw in the cap on top of the 6” pipe.
  4. Add the final short pipe to bottom of the elbow and attach one more cap.
  5. Cut strips of adhesive foam padding and apply them to the exposed pipes that come in contact with the tablet or the book you’re going to place.
  6. And that’s it! You’ve completed a pipe tablet/book stand that’s both stylish and functional.

 monitor riser made of pipe and wood with an added drawer with pipe handle

Monitor/Laptop Stand with Drawer

Studying may require you to look at a computer or laptop monitor for extended periods. To avoid neck and eye strain, you should have your monitor at the correct height. A great way to ensure this is by building a pipe monitor/laptop stand with a drawer for even more storage space and organization.

 

Materials:

  • Wood plank (Size depends on how big you want your monitor stand to be. This will serve as the top of the stand)
  • (8) 2” pipes
  • (2) 8” pipes
  • (4) tees
  • (8) Flanges
  • (1) small drawer unit (must be shorter than your pipes)-optional
  • Screws

 

 

Instructions:

  1.  Start by assembling the legs of your monitor stand. Starting with one leg, connect 2” pipes to opposite ends of the tees. Connect flanges to exposed ends of the 2” pipes. Do this for the four legs.
  2. Connect two legs by attaching a 6” pipe to the openings of the tees. You should have two structures that look like the letter H if done correctly.
  3. Position the flanges of the legs on your wood plank and make sure that they are distanced equally from the edges. Once satisfied with the position, mark through the holes of the flange and drill pilot holes.
  4. Screw in flanges to the wood plank and you now have a monitor stand that will help you get the right viewing angles.
  5. Add some storage to your monitor stand by attaching a drawer unit underneath the wooden board, between the two pipes. You can use this as storage for cables, stationery, and other small items.

 

Personalizing your study space isn’t just about aesthetics and adding your unique style to the room, it’s also about creating a clean and distraction-free environment that promotes productivity and creativity. We hope these DIY projects inspire you to update your study space. So get crafting and welcome the back-to-school season in style!

 

 

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